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Mostly ATC systems and software


Dec
20
comment tar: cannot open: no such file or directory
And similar to superuser.com/q/211941/38005
Dec
20
comment tar: cannot open: no such file or directory
The only 'working' command in your edits is sudo tar xfz download.php?file=..., which returns the error gzip: stdin: not in gzip format. So my answer is correct, as far as it goes. But I have no further suggestions. wget does seem to default to binary. Perhaps stackoverflow.com/q/12350515/318716 might help?
Dec
20
comment tar: cannot open: no such file or directory
Similar to superuser.com/q/150777/38005 (but not exactly)
Dec
9
comment Which network connection is used if connect using multiple interfaces
+1 For Windows 8.1, to find the manual selection, you need e.g. Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings > Press Alt > Advanced > Advanced Settings... > Adapters and Bindings, or right-click Start > Network Connections > Press Alt, etc.
Dec
9
comment How to disable taskbar transparency in Windows 8 desktop?
+1 Your suggestion doesn't seem to work for Custom.theme. But I saved my unsaved theme to e.g. foo, and then editing foo.theme works.
Nov
23
comment What's the purpose of a router with a built-in modem?
Perhaps some ISPs will only permit their own modems to connect their network, and the available choice of combined wireless routers is crappy or expensive, or both?
Nov
23
comment how to check for duplicates and rename file if there are any while copying them from another source
Perhaps see unix.stackexchange.com/a/17293/4499.
Nov
23
comment Windows 7 Ultimate versus Cygwin: POSIX compliance and is it practical to install a GNU system directly on Win 7 Ultimate without Cygwin
The SO question stackoverflow.com/q/4746043/318716 may be useful.
Nov
12
comment SDcard /dev/sdb2 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here
I think it would be useful if you posted your own answer.
Oct
24
comment Is it possible to remove/hide Windows title bars?
Unfortunately, my Vista machine is now disassembled and collecting dust. However in the Windows 7 example, to get the 5 pixel height, I also needed to change the font to Small Fonts and set its size to the minimum allowed, 2.
Jul
30
comment How to fix X11 error: Can't open display
Maybe the runtime switch -display :0?
Jul
17
comment How to stream desktop through audio jack (3.5) using dsp
Tony Hoare en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hoare (inventor of Quicksort), who ran the Programming Research Group in the Oxford, in the 1970's used audio speakers to monitor hard disk activity; and I think all the rest of us still use our ears from time-to-time.
Oct
22
comment Using “find” on mac doesn't locate .so files
With many shells, you need to escape the asterisk, e.g. find . -name lib\*
Oct
16
comment Making “./file” run as “file”
Slight correction: in your .bashrc, put export PATH=$PATH:.
Oct
16
comment Making “./file” run as “file”
set PATH= .:$PATH (maybe to much csh?)
Mar
18
comment Tweak Chrome image scaling anti-aliasing to match Internet Explorer 8?
Thanks for your detailed reply. Although I do have a background in image processing (radar-related) my question here was purely in the interest of consumerism: e.g. browsers Chrome/Explorer/Firefox with/without Optimus. But I'm happy to stir up trouble (and Google's images were nice).
Mar
18
comment Tweak Chrome image scaling anti-aliasing to match Internet Explorer 8?
@Eroen: Both browsers seem to faithfully scale up (or 'zoom') from their native resolution. But the left one has more 'staircase', etc.
Mar
18
comment Tweak Chrome image scaling anti-aliasing to match Internet Explorer 8?
@TomWijsman: There are of course many opinions on the value of anti-aliased text. But here I think Explorer is actually sharper: look at the 'radiation' symbol (the red and yellow 'Y') in the north-west part of the stylized Google 'G'.
Mar
18
comment Tweak Chrome image scaling anti-aliasing to match Internet Explorer 8?
Re: background/motivation: Atwood's Rubber Duck post has a link to Make it relevant to others.
Feb
28
comment Is there a way to change Windows crasy long line Alpha sort?
+1. This also bothers me. I see that dir has a switch to give the better ordering: "/d : Same as /w but files are sorted by column". And, interestingly, Unix ls has the reverse switch "-x list entries by lines instead of by columns".